iSlide Chooses B4 Consulting to Implement SAP Business One

Posted by Angela Cook Dec 29, 2017 1:43:18 PM

ISlide Chooses B4 Consulting to Implement SAP Business One®


Cloud-based, comprehensive business management solution will transform business operations for fastest-growing and innovative footwear manufacturer


Waltham, Mass. – June 20, 2017  B4 Consulting®, helping companies grow with innovative software, services and support, today announced that Massachusetts-based ISlide, one of the world’s fastest-growing and innovative footwear designers, has chosen B4 Consulting to transition its business operations to SAP Business One® Cloud. SAP Business One Cloud is an affordable, scalable and easy-to-use business management solution designed for growing companies. B4 Consulting, a full-service SAP Gold-level partner, resold SAP Business One Cloud on SAP S/4HANA® and will implement the solution at ISlide headquarters in Boston.

“ISlide is a great example of innovative entrepreneurship that thrives in Massachusetts,” said Klaus Schottenhamel, president and CEO of B4 Consulting. “They are pioneering a manufacturing process that enables customers to custom-design slide sandals online and receive the finished goods in about a week. Their business model is revolutionizing the footwear industry, and SAP Business One gives them the perfect foundation to scale and grow.”

ISlideAccess to Real-time Data for Real-time Footwear

Since its founding in 2013, ISlide has become the preeminent leader in slide sandals “with sales doubling annually,” noted Justin Kittredge, founder and CEO of ISlide. “But we were running a lot of disparate systems for financials, sales, inventory management and the like. To continue our growth rate, we wanted a scalable system that could integrate all the standard business functions plus incorporate those that are unique to our business, such as printing and website shopping. Plus, it had to be easy to use and deploy.”

ISlide vetted a number of solutions and implementation partners before deciding on SAP Business One Cloud and B4 Consulting. “We went through an exhaustive evaluation process,” said Steve Amrein, operations director at ISlide. “SAP Business One Cloud was the only solution that could fast-track our operations into the 21st century, adapt to our unique product needs, and give us access to real-time data, which is essential when producing custom-designed sandals with the industry’s fastest turnaround times.

“B4 Consulting was the only reseller who ‘got us’,” continued Amrein. “B4 has experience in helping early-stage companies successfully grow their business with the latest technologies, they’re experts in SAP Business One, they understand manufacturing processes, and they know how to translate those processes into simple functions with SAP software. Lastly, we wanted a local partner who would give us personal attention and support as needed.  The B4 team came to the table with a level of enthusiasm and commitment that matches the high energy at ISlide.”

The SAP Business One Cloud software-as-a-service model enables ISlide to accelerate the time-to-value of SAP® software across the organization.  On a single platform, the solution integrates key operational functions including accounting and finance, sales and customer management, purchasing and operations, inventory and distribution, material requirements planning, and reporting and administration. ISlide will also take advantage of SAP Business One add-on functionality for:

  • Job costing and project accounting
  • Shipping integration
  • Warehouse management
  • Credit card processing

Running on the cutting-edge in-memory computing of the SAP HANA® platform, SAP Business One Cloud will enable ISlide to quickly process large volumes of data and get immediate feedback on transactions and complex analyses. It is the only solution for mid-market companies with an in-memory database, which provides extensive analytics capabilities. “We’re on a growth trajectory, and we’re looking to SAP Business One to help propel that growth and our continued innovations,” noted Kittredge.

About B4 Consulting, Inc.

B4 Consulting integrates business processes and technologies globally for customers who want to transform their businesses with innovative on premise and cloud-based solutions. Our team of solution architects integrates these solutions with leading systems, such as SAP solutions, to enable business performance excellence and improved profitability. www.b4-consulting.com. Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/b4consulting

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Topics: SAP, Mobility, Engineering and Construction, Cloud Computing, AEC, SAP Business One, Enterprise Content Management, iSlide, SAP Hana, S/4Hana

70% of CIOs Will Change Their Technology – Are You One of Them?

Posted by Norman Wendl May 15, 2014 10:19:41 AM

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It’s evident that mobility and cloud solutions are increasingly important technological innovations in the construction industry. These advancements improve efficiencies and increase profitability. Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies that do not take advantage of these advancements will undoubtedly be left behind.

Current technology data substantiates company confidence in the value of cloud computing. A recent issue of Constructech magazine cites a Gartner Technology survey of CIOs stating: “25% of companies have already made investments in public cloud, and many anticipate more than half of their company's business will be running on the public cloud by 2020. Additionally, 70% of CIOs intend to change technology and sourcing relationships throughout the next few years.”

An Affordable & Comprehensive Technology Solution
Our firm, Corecon Technologies, is a leading provider of cloud-based construction software for general contractors, subcontractors, engineering firms and developers. We recently formed a strategic reseller agreement with B4 Consulting to meet a pent-up demand for comprehensive cloud-based project management solutions in the small to mid-size construction market.

Through this new partnership we are providing more in-depth services and support for Corecon’s flagship product, Corecon V7, and its integration with SAP® Business One. This relationship broadens Corecon’s reach in offering AEC clients a platform for all business activities whether it is estimating, project management, job cost control or accounting. This fully integrated solution creates a platform for sustainable growth and provides management the necessary tools to make quick and informed decisions anywhere, anytime.

Track Project Leads, Awarded Projects and More
A few key aspects of Corecon’s cloud-based software suite that distinguishes it in the marketplace is its depth and breadth in project management functionality including the ability to track both project leads (e.g. job opportunities) and awarded projects. Modules included in the software suite cover business development, estimating, document control, contract administration, procurement, time tracking, and scheduling. Tight integration both internally and with SAP Business One helps all departments work as one efficient team, a necessary component in today’s competitive environment. Wizards are also available to automate complex tasks such as our Estimate to Project Management Wizard, which saves time for project management and accounting staff when setting up project cost codes, contract budgets, POs and subcontracts.

Not all firms are alike which is especially true in the AEC industry. So, today’s solutions have to be flexible in terms of configuration. In addition, as firms grow in size, business processes and workflow requirements change. The Corecon/SAP Business One solution can effectively meet both of these requirements.

Certified Integration with SAP Business One
Closing the loop between project operations and accounting departments is critical. Our CoreconLink utility, which was certified by SAP in 2011, eliminates duplicate data entry so project transactions such as progress invoices or vendor bills transfer easily from Corecon V7 to SAP Business One, maintaining consistency across the organization. Duplicate data entry, which is rampant in the AEC industry, is basically eliminated with the Corecon/SAP Business One solution.

CoreconV7_ConstructionSoftware_ProjectFinancials_CostAnalysisDashboardCorecon Project Financial Dashboards

 

The primary benefits of Corecon V7 and SAP Business One integration include:

  • Eliminates Duplicate Data Entry
  • Import/Export/Synchronize Customers, Vendors and Employees
  • Setup a Job in SAP Business One using Corecon Project data
  • Export Corecon Bills, Sub Invoices and Miscellaneous Expenses to SAP's AP Invoice feature
  • Export Corecon Progress Invoices to SAP's AR Invoice feature
Mobility & Collaboration
Corecon V7 also addresses mobility and collaboration challenges inherent in the AEC industry. Due to its project-based nature, the AEC industry has a very mobile workforce. Therefore, providing industry professionals with an invaluable tool to enhance productivity from the jobsite or office is crucial. Since Corecon V7 is Web-based and smart phone and tablet compatible, it can be accessed instantly by key individuals in multiple locations on any available device.

Corecon V7 also allows remote project team members to effectively collaborate with one another through access to Corecon’s online TeamLink Portal. This cloud collaboration tool gives Corecon subscribers the ability to share lead and project information with customers, subcontractors, vendors, and consultants who can access the TeamLink Portal for free.

In today’s technologically advanced and competitive construction environment, it’s more important than ever before to deliver a project collaboratively and efficiently. With Corecon’s comprehensive project management software solution and B4 Consulting’s expertise in integrating business processes and technologies, our team will clearly provide construction firms with the competitive edge they need to achieve business success.

Small and mid-sized construction companies don’t have to sit on the technology sidelines. Affordable, innovative, and easy-to-use cloud-based solutions are within your reach with Corecon V7 and SAP Business One – implemented by B4 Consulting.

I invite you to learn more about the Corecon/B4 Consulting partnerhsip. Please click on this link to scheudle your demo:

 Corecon/SAP Business One Demo

Norman Wendl is president of Corecon Technologies, Inc.

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Topics: Project Management, Engineering and Construction, job costing, Cloud Computing, AEC, SAP Business One